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Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Series

Lenovo Thinkpad L380-20M50013SPProcessor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.415kg, 1.5kg
Price: 905 euro
Average Score: 79.54% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
: - %, performance: 71%, features: 53%, display: 83%
mobility: 82%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 93%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L380-20M5000WGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad L380-20M5000WGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L380-20M5000WGE
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.415kg
Price: 905 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 78.33% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

86.8% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 (i5-8250U, UHD620) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Small business all-rounder. The ThinkPad L380 is Lenovo's alternative for those users who don't get much out of a business convertible, but do not want to go without the design and features of the L380 Yoga. In addition, there is also a display that is free from flickering. Our test review will show whether the performance of the 13-inch notebook can also keep up with the competition.
Lenovo ThinkPad L380 review – good but lacks some boldness
Source: Laptop Media English
Lenovo has a significant presence in the business devices segment. And they have some pretty good devices there. However, the ThinkPad L380 is not one of the best they have in the 13-inch sector. Especially given the strong Latitude line up of Dell and the ProBooks of HP. L380’s drawbacks are mostly caused by the conservative way its cooling is designed – both from a hardware and software perspective. Nonetheless, the laptop is quiet and relatively cool all the time, thus enabling use in libraries and schools. Moreover, maintaining low temperatures is key for the longevity of the product.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad L380 review – good but lacks some boldness
Source: Laptop Media English
Lenovo has a significant presence in the business devices segment. And they have some pretty good devices there. However, the ThinkPad L380 is not one of the best they have in the 13-inch sector. Especially given the strong Latitude line up of Dell and the ProBooks of HP. L380’s drawbacks are mostly caused by the conservative way its cooling is designed – both from a hardware and software perspective. Nonetheless, the laptop is quiet and relatively cool all the time, thus enabling use in libraries and schools. Moreover, maintaining low temperatures is key for the longevity of the product.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2018
85% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga review: When hardware gets down to business
Source: Neowin English
At the end of the day, the pricing of the ThinkPad L380 Yoga does make it a value proposition worth considering for both individuals and businesses compared to the ThinkPad X1 Yoga at just under half the price of the latter. As such, it's hard to look past the L380 Yoga if the vast majority of what you do on a computer sits within the realm of productivity-oriented tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga review: When hardware gets down to business
Source: Neowin English
At the end of the day, the pricing of the ThinkPad L380 Yoga does make it a value proposition worth considering for both individuals and businesses compared to the ThinkPad X1 Yoga at just under half the price of the latter. As such, it's hard to look past the L380 Yoga if the vast majority of what you do on a computer sits within the realm of productivity-oriented tasks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad L380 is a solid all-round business laptop with excellent performance, a comfy keyboard and good battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad L380 is a solid all-round business laptop with excellent performance, a comfy keyboard and good battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop aimed at business users (enterprise or SMB). It was created with the idea of bringing ThinkPad features such as comfort, durability, and IT-friendliness at a much lower price point. Can Lenovo scale down the price, and still make this a worthy ThinkPad? Let’s find out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop aimed at business users (enterprise or SMB). It was created with the idea of bringing ThinkPad features such as comfort, durability, and IT-friendliness at a much lower price point. Can Lenovo scale down the price, and still make this a worthy ThinkPad? Let’s find out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad L380 – добър и малък бизнес асистент
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; comfortable keyboard; good cooling and silent system; long battery life. Negative: Low CPU performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2018
Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad L380 – добър и малък бизнес асистент
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; comfortable keyboard; good cooling and silent system; long battery life. Negative: Low CPU performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2018

 

Lenovo Thinkpad L380-20M50013SP

Many people still love this line of Lenovo's business laptops, because there is a new contender on the market! The Lenovo Thinkpad L380-20M50013SP is a new and versatile notebook aimed at business users. Most ThinkPads on the market are generally feature-packed with a low price point; these notebooks are also famous for their durability and long-term use. The new Lenovo Thinkpad L380-20M50013SP is quite similar to most of the previous and existing ThinkPads on the market. Even though this ultra-portable notebook is only 13.3" in size, it does not look or feel as though it is thinner or lighter than the other models in this particular series. Perhaps it is due to the plastic chassis that was reinforced with fibreglass to provide better rigidity to the casing. The display is a 13.3" FHD anti-glare IPS panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Measuring 322 x 224.2 x 18.8 mm, this mobile computer only weighs about 1.46 kg. Under the hood, the Lenovo Thinkpad L380-20M50013SP comes equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8250U processor, an Intel UHD 620 graphics card, a generous 8 GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD for storage.  The combination of this hardware lineup will allow users to perform RAM-demanding jobs such as professional video and photo editing. It is also possible to upgrade the RAM to a maximum of 32 GB.

As for connectivity, the Thinkpad L380-20M50013SP has an adequate number of ports to keep the user busy. It was a pleasant surprise to see that the laptop does not only come with one but two USB-3.0 Type-C ports. Some manufacturers do not even include one, let alone two of these fast-charging ports. It is also possible to charge the notebook with one of these Type-C ports. Other than that, the laptop also has two USB-3.0 Type-A ports, one HDMI output, one 4-in-1 microSD-card reader, one Gigabit Ethernet port, a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo adapter, and one audio and microphone combo jack. The chiclet-style keyboard on the Thinkpad L380-20M50013SP provides users with a comfortable typing experience, an essential feature that most business users will appreciate. There is also an option for a backlit keyboard. Like all ThinkPads, this laptop comes with the typical red TrackPoint. As for the built-in speakers, while the quality of the sound is average, the volume is too low. Those who frequently participate in video conferencing may need external speakers or headphones to complement the experience. Another strength of the laptop is the battery life, as it boasts up to 12 hours of light use. It is also worth mentioning that the Thinkpad L380-20M50013SP is certified against the MIL-STD 810G specifications, which means that it can survive drops and harsh environments. Combined with its long-lasting battery life, the Lenovo Thinkpad L380-20M50013SP can undoubtedly provide business users with the productivity they need.  

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad L380-20M50013SPNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad L380-20M50013SP
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Ultraportátil profesional: Lenovo Thinkpad L380 [20M50013SP]
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; high mobility; decent hardware; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2018

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.415 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.5 kg:


79.54%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07-26 (Update: 2019-04-30)